Match your Gift this December!

[:en] This Christmas give someone the incredible gift of a restored life. Many patients will be waiting to have surgery or recovering from surgery onboard the Africa Mercy this Christmas with more patients walking up the gangway in the New Year. Without your help, many people would continue to live a very hard life with […]

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Meet our International Crew: Harriet Gall

[:en]Australian Harriet Gall could be considered “the hostess with the mostest,” as Harriet’s background unveils a woman with many talents. From primary school teacher to adult instructor, with passions in safety, outdoor skills and survival, this “hostess” can probably handle – or teach – almost anything. At her usual day job back home in Australia, […]

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Neonatal Resuscitation Course: Benin 2016

[:en] Seidjolo Quenum is six months pregnant with her second child. A native of West Africa, she acted as translator for the Neonatal Resuscitation course recently held onboard the Africa Mercy. “Maybe it’s because I am a mother,” she says, “But this course is vital! A baby is not like a car – you can’t […]

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A healthy diet is the first step to proper health: Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program

[:en] The Mercy Ships Nutritional Agriculture Program (Food for Life) aims to increase the capacity of local agriculturists through sustainable farming and agropastoral practices. A healthy diet is the first step to proper health.  We recognize that people need more than just access to healthcare, but also access to nutritious food to obtain such health. […]

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Bonnie’s Fundraising Success

[:en]Last month Mercy Ships Canada launched its first ever Peer-to-Peer Online Fundraising Platform, which gives Mercy Ships supporters from across the country a way to support our mission by holding their own fundraisers.  Bake Sales, Dance-A-Thons, Speaking Events – the sky is the limit, and so is the  dedication, generosity and creativity of our fundraisers! […]

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Mary’s Transformation

[:en] When Mary first came to the Africa Mercy, she would barely look up. Her neurofibroma – a tumor connected to the nerves outside her brain – had been growing since birth. It flapped over her left eye so she could hardly see out from underneath. Now 14 years old, Mary’s condition seemed like a […]

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Meet our Partners: Sterile Processing Education Charitable Trust

[:en] Sterile processing is a hot topic! Did you know the post-operative infection rate in West Africa is around 70%?* This means that people who are able to have surgery may die not from the surgery itself, but from an infection that could easily be prevented by sterilizing equipment properly. The GOOD news? We know some people […]

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Giving Crewday 2016 – This is your Crew!

[:en] Who’s in Your Crew? The Mercy Ships crew extends far beyond the portholes of the Africa Mercy and the people who occupy her cabins. It includes patients, volunteers, donors, staff members, board members and anyone who supports Mercy Ships! This year Mercy Ships Canada is participating in Giving TuesdayCA by celebrating our 1st Giving Crewday. On November […]

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